"I want to be your senator in legislative district six. My reason for running is my one-year old son Ryan and every child in Arizona.
I want to ensure that we leave them a better Arizona – Not just an Arizona to grow up in, but an Arizona they will want to live in, have careers in, and raise families of their own in.
That means making investments in our schools, managing our natural resources responsibly, keeping our communities safe, and creating economic growth that provides opportunity for all Arizonans. We deserve elected officials who know and understand the dreams and struggles of working families. That's the State Senator that I will be." -- Nikki Bagley
Experience in Government
Protected rights of small businesses
Balanced a tight budget without a deficit
Kept Jerome out of court, saving hundreds of thousands of dollars
As Mayor of Jerome, Nikki worked hard to ensure that the town had a vibrant economy and the infrastructure it needed to keep up with the million plus visitors the town received each year. Nikki accomplished this not alone, but by partnering with regional government, local organizations, and volunteers meeting the town’s needs without creating a budgetary deficit. She took a bipartisan approach to problem solving and always reached out to her constituents for input.
Nikki will bring the same no-nonsense, practical approach to the legislature. As senator, she will represent the citizens of legislative district six, not just party affiliates and special interest groups.
Nikki knows how impactful both good and bad legislation can be. She worked to influence meaningful legislation to help expand the burgeoning wine industry, while fighting against damaging legislation that would have negatively impacted small cities and towns in rural Arizona.
Experience in Economic Development
Continues to lead the development of the Arizona wine industry that has created hundreds of jobs in the Verde Valley and injects over $50 million annually into the local economy
Believes that legislature can, and should, do more to support a diversified, robust economy
Nikki has been directly involved in economic development in the Verde Valley. She began with a shovel in her hand, working to plant the fields that now bear the valuable fruit of the Verde Valley Wine industry. She has worked hard to encourage diversified economic development to help support Arizona’s tourism industry, local economies and small business development. She understands that Arizona must take a long-term approach to economic development in order to ensure a diverse and prosperous future for the state.
Experience in Education
Teaches and trains students for jobs in the Arizona wine industry
Understands the impact that quality education will have on Arizona’s future
Partnered with industry to build the Southwest Wine Center at Yavapai College during the economic downturn
As an educator, Nikki sees clearly how investing in education will influence Arizona’s
success. The impact of education goes way beyond workforce development. In order to be competitive, Arizona needs to be a place where families want to raise children,
industry can access a trained workforce, and young adults and entrepreneurs want to build careers. To achieve this, K-12, community colleges and universities must be a key state priority.
Nikki is willing to boldly go to work for education and vote to restore funding where cuts have placed public education under constant threat, address the teacher shortage crisis, and work to reduce class size so that the next generation has the opportunity to succeed that they deserve.